Housing Case Manager
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Play a Part in Ending Homelessness in Seattle - Supportive Housing
Job Title: Clinical Support Specialist
Days Off: TBD (Generally Friday & Saturday or Saturday &
Pay Range: $23.77 - $26.25 per hour (6 step pay scale. Steps 1-4
are hourly. Steps 5-6 are salaried)
Shift Differential: N/A
Location: Multiple Locations
Shift: TBD (Office Day or 11am-7pm)
Insurance Benefits: Medical (no premiums/payroll deductions for
employee coverage), Dental, Life, Long-term Disability
Other Benefits: Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible
Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days
per year), Retirement Plan
DESC (Downtown Emergency Service Center) is a nonprofit
organization working to help people with the complex needs of
homelessness, substance use disorders, and serious mental illness
achieve their highest potential for health and well-being through
comprehensive services, treatment, and housing. Our vision is a
community where no person is abandoned, ignored, or experiencing
As the region's leading provider of services to multiply disabled
adults who have experienced chronic homelessness, DESC serves
almost 2,000 people each day. Our integrated service model is
designed to help people secure and maintain appropriate, safe and
affordable housing. DESC is recognized nationally and regionally as
an innovator in developing solutions to homelessness.
DESC is currently hiring Housing Case Managers in our permanent
supportive housing program.
DESC Employee PERKS:
- Over 6 weeks off in the first year of employment
- Opportunities for growth
- Team building and camaraderie
- Training and learning that occurs at your own pace
- Great medical and dental benefits
- Weeklong orientation and training
- Retirement Plan
- Flexible Spending Account
JOB DEFINITION - HOUSING CASE MANAGER:
The Clinical Support Specialist (Housing Case Manager) works with
the Project Manager, case managers and other providers to provide
and coordinate clinical services for residents at one of our 14
permanent supportive housing locations. provides apartments for
formerly homeless adults living with severe disabilities. We are
firmly committed to the belief that the solution to homelessness is
simple: housing. We offer housing to people before anything else,
without insisting on abstinence or treatment compliance. This means
we are able to end homelessness for the most vulnerable men and
women in our community, not just those most able to navigate the
system. Our approach has been recognized as a model for other
communities and garnered significant academic study and praise.
- Ability to obtain an Agency Affiliated Counselor (AAC) license
in WA soon after hire.
- Ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals
from diverse backgrounds.
- Ability to work effectively with clients displaying a wide
range of behavior.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
- Relevant Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, or
related behavioral science, or
- Bachelor's degree in any field and 1 year of paid work
experience in social services, or
- Relevant associates degree and 1 year of relevant paid work
- Any Associates degree and 1 year of highly relevant paid work
- A combination of 1 year of highly relevant paid work experience
and formal training in clinical and case management skills to
demonstrate an ability to successfully perform the job.
- Two years' experience working with homeless adults disabled by
chronic alcoholism, mental illness and/or drug use.
- Valid Washington State driver's license and insurable driving
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the
employee will be required sit for long periods of time, communicate
with other employees by talking and hearing, required to lift and
carry items weighing up to 25 pounds and to operate computer
systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job include
close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision,
depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
DESC is committed to diversity in the workplace and promotes equal
employment opportunities for all staff members and applicants. The
Agency will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for
employment on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual
orientation, age, national origin, marital status, or the presence
of any sensory, mental or physical disability in any employment
practice, unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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